Friday, February 11, 2011

DTN News: EGYPT CRISIS IS OVER - Mubarak Stepped Down

Defense News: DTN News: EGYPT CRISIS IS OVER - Mubarak Stepped Down
Source: Roger Smith - DTN News
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 11, 2011: More than 300 people were killed in the treacherous journey towards ending President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year iron fist.

Anti-government protesters celebrate inside Tahrir Square after the announcement of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Cairo February 11, 2011. Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt on Friday after 30 years of rule, handing power to the army and bowing to relentless pressure from a popular uprising after his military support evaporated.

Peaceful and unarmed pro-democracy protesters who had shed blood to occupy central Cairo’s Tahrir Square less than a week before, fled from armed assailants on horse and camelback. They huddled behind makeshift barricades under a hail of rocks and Molotov cocktails thrown by loyalists of longtime president Hosni Mubarak.

From a distance, the embattled protesters looked like medieval villagers, outnumbered, outgunned and besieged by an angry horde.

Twelve hours later, almost impossibly, they emerged victorious. Through a smoke screen billowed from the rear of a speeding tank, and with high-calibre automatic gunfire ringing out in Cairo’s darkened streets, the Mubarak supporters fled into the night.

From then on, Tahrir (liberation) Square’s protesters have held their ground, and on Friday, the 18th day of nationwide demonstrations demanding the complete ouster of Mubarak’s regime, they won again.
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